Mr. Ed's Keeneland Best Bets for Saturday 4/22

By Ed Sehon  ( handicapper) 

April 22, 2023 04:09 AM


Keeneland Saturday Best Bets

BABY BUZZ: Regally bred 2-year-old son of Curlin and Lady Aurelia — American Rascal — set racing tongues a-blazing Thursday as he crushed MSW juvenile field by more than 10 lengths for Stonestreet Stables, Wesley Ward and Joel Rosario. Next stop for newest Yankee Doodle Dandy? Royal Ascot on June 22 … Down goes Prat: Favien Prat has been slapped with a 3-day suspension for careless riding. He will serve penalty the last three days of the meet, next Wednesday-Friday … In other rider news, Tyler Gaffalione, who booted home four Friday, tops jockey standings with 16 wins. Luis Saez and fellow top jock Joel Rosario will be at Oaklawn Park today, leaving the way open for Gaffalione and Irad Ortiz Jr. to add to their totals … Mr. Ed cashed a $3 Exacta yesterday for $35.58 … On to today’s 10-race card.

Races 1-2 (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT)

Mr. Ed likes a cold $5 Daily Double of #4 Lucy’s Lookin Left (4-1 morning line) in Race 1 and #5 Hashtag Winner (8-1) in Race 2. ($5)

Race 2 (1:32 p.m. ET/10:32 a.m. PT)

If addition to Daily Double pick (#5 Hashtag Winner), Mr. Ed likes both #3 The Club (8-5) and #4 Deck of Cards (2-1) to join in $5 Exacta Box. ($30)

Race 4 (2:36 p.m. ET/11:36 a.m. PT)

Mr. Ed is betting #4 Market Analysis (9-2 morning line) can capture his eighth career victory under new sizzling rider Tyler Gaffalione for slick conditioner Robertino Diodoro. Returning from extended layoff, look for fresh sprinter to be forwardly placed in mid-level claimer. Beyers point to speedy score. Wager: $10 to Win. ($10)

Race 5 (3:08 p.m. ET/12:08 p.m. PT)

Mr. Ed’s BEST BET of the day is #7 Myriskyaffair (7-2 morning line). Christophe Clement ships veteran turf specialist down from New York for first start of 2023 season. Flavien Prat named to ride. She’s spotted to boost $200,000+ bankroll. Well worth the risk. Wager: $20 to Win. ($20)

Races 7-10 (4:12 p.m. ET/1:12 p.m. PT)

Mr. Ed likes a Pick 4 (cost $75)

Race 7: 4,7

Race 8: 1,2,5,7,8

Race 9: 1,3,4,5,7

Race 10: 2,6,10

Race 10 (5:48 p.m. ET/2:48 p.m. PT)

I like three here: #2 Smokin’ Jay (4-1 morning line) with Gaffalione returning; #6 Nobals (8-1) for hot trainer Larry Rivelli; and 10 Just Might (7-2) with speed on turf. Wager: $3 Exacta Box of 2,6,10. ($18)




CASHED: $217.95

BANKROLL: -379.05

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